Yvonne Medina

Where Is There?

They’re not “all there,”
states an ignorant soul
Where is There?
Why must we be There?

There is…
The false comfort of conformity
Community based on popular culture
Superficial parallels forging bonds
Everything you have been told
You wanted.

Are we There yet?

The all-consuming, universal,
Preoccupying thought:
How to get There.
WHOOSH
Most people
Jump on the train whizzing by
Headed for nowhere

Majority rule is always in the right
Radicals are mathematical terms
Outliers in every respect
Are they all There?

There is a “Members Only” club
Only each has long forgotten
Belonging




[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2010 EDITION]


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